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Wenger – Everton bullied Arsenal last year! 0

Posted on August 23, 2014 by Patrick

Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal’s last visit to Goodison Park at the end of last season was one of the low points of the year, and gave the Gunners a shock in the race for the coveted fourth place in the Premier League.

“In the quality of our performance, and even more than that in our mental resistance, the mental steel on the day [the defeat to Everton] was one of our low points,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com

Arsenal v Everton – Which German(s) should Wenger play today? 0

Posted on August 23, 2014 by Patrick

Arsene Wenger is likely to stick to his match-fit players in tonight’s Premier League game at Everton as Arsenal’s German contingent will not be up to scratch since coming back from the World Cup late, but he has admitted that he mat start one or two tonight.

“They are part of the squad and, of course, they are important players,” said Wenger.

“How will I use them? Certainly not the three together because they lack a competitive edge. Will I use one or two? I don’t know yet.”

Picture to give every Arsenal fan a warm glow!! 2

Posted on August 22, 2014 by admin

The new season has hardly got started, with Arsenal having played just one Premier League game so far, but we are already having a mini injury crisis. When I looked the other day, there were six first team players supposedly on the sidelines and there had been no mention of Abou Diaby in any of the matchday squads, ominously.

diaby training
So when I saw this picture on Arsenal.com today, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. With Mikel Arteta out and still no movement from Arsene Wenger in the transfer window for that tricky deep midfield position, having the lanky Frenchman available again really could be like having a new signing.

Have Arsenal already agreed deal for Reus transfer? 1

Posted on August 22, 2014 by admin

The summer transfer window could still hold some interest for Arsenal fans, with Arsene Wenger having hinted that he is still looking to strengthen the squad, especially on the defensive side of things. But according to the latetst Arsenal transfer rumours, we could soon have another top class forward at the Emirates as well, in the shape of Marco Reus.

The Germany and Borussia Dortmund star is one of the most exciting attacking players in Europe, but he unluckily missed out on winning the World Cup this summer after picking up an injury in the build up. That, according to a Metro report, is the only thing that stopped Arsenal signing him earlier on this summer, because the 25-year old had already held talks in London with the Gunners about his move to the Premier League.

Stats suggest Rabiot IS the right transfer for Arsenal 0

Posted on August 21, 2014 by admin

Arsenal have been linked in transfer rumours with plenty of central midfielders this summer, and in every transfer window that I can recall. They are not always players seen as a typical defensive midfielder, often being more all-rounders like Sami Khedira, which Arsene Wenger’s use of Mikel Arteta in the role suggests is more likely.

The player that seems to be favourite to sign for us at the minute is Adrien Rabiot of PSG. I must admit that I knew very little about the 19-year old, but as some reports in the papers are claiming that the deal is nearly done, I have been doing a bit of research, using the comparison matrix on Squawka.com.

Arsenal on transfer alert for TWO players after Arteta injury! 0

Posted on August 21, 2014 by admin

Arsene Wenger has dropped a very strong hint that Arsenal are not finished in the summer transfer market. And it looks like there could be at least two new players heading to the Emirates; one to fill the hole in the back four left by the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, and one to provide cover and competition in the centre of midfield.

The ankle injury picked up by the new Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta against Besiktas this week leaves the Gunners looking decidedly thin on the ground in that area. Many fans will say that we have been a bit thin there for years, but it looks like it has taken the injury to Arteta to tip the balance for our manager, as these comments reported by Arsenal.com suggest.

Arsenal injury curse hitting again already!! 1

Posted on August 21, 2014 by admin

Whether you think it was bad luck, or the fault of the injury and fitness staff at Arsenal combined with Arsene Wenger overplaying certain players, there is no doubt that the crippling amount of injuries the Gunners had to deal with last season had a direct and negative effect on our title challenge.

With a new couple of medical experts recruited this summer, along with a stronger squad and lessons learned, we were all hoping that this season would see the Arsenal treatment room a lot less crowded. However, it is already starting to look like King’s Cross station.

So who played WELL for Arsenal against Besiktas? 2

Posted on August 20, 2014 by admin

It is fair to say that Arsenal have not really got going properly yet this season. Despite beating the Premier League champions comfortably in the Community Shield at Wembley, the Gunners have struggled in the two competitive games since.

It is far from being a disaster so far, because we got the three points against Crystal Palace and just need to beat Besiktas at home to go into the Champions League group stages, but neither performance was very convincing, with some of our front line players looking like they are still on holiday.

Why Arsenal MUST go for it against Besiktas!! 0

Posted on August 19, 2014 by admin

He who dares wins, Rodney! That should be the policy of Arsenal’s very own Del boy Trotter tonight, when the Gunners play the first of two legs in the knockout play-off stage of the Champions League tonight. And there are a number of reasons why I think we should be bold and adventurous.

I am not saying that Arsene Wenger should tell the players to throw caution to the wind, but I do believe that a forward thinking approach is the best way for the Gunners to go in Istanbul tonight. It worked at the same stage last season against Fenerbahce, who did not know what had hit them. That was then a formality at the Emirates after we had won 2-0 away and we could do with a similar result tonight, with a tough away trip to Everton to think about this weekend.

Arsenal MUST respond to Chelsea show of strength 0

Posted on August 19, 2014 by admin

Arsenal may not have been entirely convincing on Saturday, but we did at least manage to win the opening Premier League game of the season for the first time in five years. With Arsene Wenger having a reduced squad to choose from and his admission that the season has started too soon for us, that win and the character shown were great for confidence, but watching Chelsea last night made me think again.

Hopefully, the Arsenal boss was watching as well, because it may just make him realise that the Gunners are still a bit short. Chelsea seem to have addressed their main problem of last season, which was the inability to break down the stubborn defences you get from the Premier League’s smaller teams.

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